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January 13, 2015
20% of the UK population will suffer from hearing loss in 2031

Hearing loss has for too long been ignored, overlooked and disregarded, a UK commission has found

By 2031, nearly 20% of the population of the UK will have a hearing loss. Today, it is estimated that 10 million people in the UK experience hearing loss, which is about one person in six. In 2031, this figure is expected to rise to 14.1 million people.

The figures are taken from the report from “The Commission on Hearing Loss” which has been set-up by the International Longevity Centre-UK.

The report from the Commission on Hearing Loss also states that while 10 million people in the UK have a hearing loss, only 2 million out of 6 million who could benefit from hearing aids have hearing aids and that 30% of these do not regularly use them.